Museum Events

Upcoming Events

Apr
13
Sat
TECH-Splore at CMoA
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
TECH-Splore at CMoA

Whether you’re a collector of vintage computers, gaming consoles, or cutting-edge gadgets, TECH-Splore provides a platform to engage with fellow enthusiasts showing their special collections.

CMoA members, volunteers, and supporters will be sharing their passion projects with museum visitors during TECH-Splore from 10 AM – 5 PM!

Participants include:
– Elaine Venter, Professor of Media at KSU, will speak at 2 PM about the Future of AI and Fiction in Video Gaming
– Atlanta Synthesizer Club members will show their custom-built synthesizers and let visitors experience various sounds on different setups
– Typewriter Tom lets visitors type on vintage typewriters
– Old School Video Games such as Oregon Trail and PacMan will be available for play
– T-slot Framing System building materials can be used to build custom solutions; check out how to Be An Engineer with 80/20 building materials
– Additional displays of older computers lovingly maintained by CMoA members and volunteers will also be on display

Join us for this opportunity to engage with like-minded individuals, exchange ideas, and celebrate the evolution of technology. Free with admission or museum membership.

P.S. There are still a few spots available if you want to set up a table (free for members and museum volunteers, $25 for non-members).  TECH-Splore Table Rental Form

 

Apr
27
Sat
Electronics Recycling Drive
Apr 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Electronics Recycling Drive

It’s that time again!  Our semi-annual Electronics Recycling Drive!

Do you have unused electronics lying around? Do you want to dispose of them securely?  Computer Museum of America (CMoA) and New Life Technology Group have partnered to hold a electronics recycling drop off at CMoA.  Simply pull up to the front of the museum and New Life Tech Group will take it, literally, from there!

For a complete list of acceptable/unacceptable items, please visit NewLifeTechGroup.com

Flat screen TVs have a $20 disposal fee per TV.

Unfortunately, the following items cannot be accepted at this drive:
TVs (other than flat screens) / CRT (Tube) Monitors or TVs / DLP/Rear Projection TVs
Refrigerators / Large Appliances 

AC Units / Thermostats

 

May
4
Sat
Safe and Secure Online – Cybersecurity for Kids – Part 2
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Safe and Secure Online - Cybersecurity for Kids - Part 2

Computer Museum of America (CMoA) is excited to be working with Gwinnett Technical College AGAIN! to present “Safe and Secure Online – Garfield’s Cyber Safety Adventures.” This free event is Part 2 of the series we held in January.  It will help kids make smart decisions when using the internet. 

Gwinnett Technical College CIS Division is proud to present “Safe and Secure Online—Garfield’s Cyber Safety Adventures (Part 2).” As an NSA/DHS National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education, they work to educate the public regarding how to stay safe online. This mission applies especially to vulnerable populations, such as children and the elderly. Through ISC2, a leading international cybersecurity accreditation and education organization, they will conduct an exercise in cyber safety for young children (ages 5-12) using videos and conversations regarding online safety.

Pre-registration for one of the four sessions is highly recommended as seating is limited.  Please register using the link below.

  • Sessions available at 10 AM, 11 AM, 12 PM, and 1 PM.
  • Each session will last 20-30 minutes dependent upon participation.
  • The program is geared for children 5 – 12 years old.  Parents are encouraged to participate.
  • This event is free for all participants.

Please click here to pre-register for this event.

 

 

Punch Card Machine Demo
May 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Punch Card Machine Demo

Ever wonder about the history of the punchcard?

The punchcard exhibit starts with a Jacquard Loom, one of the earliest uses of punched cards, which helped to make woven fabric more affordable. Herman Hollerith’s invention of electromechanical processing of cards tabulated data for the 1890 census. The IBM family of punch card machines was used for data processing and record-keeping across many industries and academia. Punched cards were even used for matchmaking at the University of Iowa in 1963!

Come learn more about this history and punch your own souvenir card on an original IBM 029 to take home during the demo.

Saturday, 2 – 4 PM, free with museum membership or admission.

May
18
Sat
Talking Tech: Book Club – Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
May 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Talking Tech: Book Club - Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

Talking Tech at CMoA: Book Club

Join Rena Youngblood, Executive Director of CMoA; Kaleigh Kendrick, college professor and content developer at Microsoft; and Dedren Snead, futurist and CEO of SUBSUME Media to discuss Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton on Saturday, May 18th at 2 PM.Bill Gates said, “Zevin really captures what it feels like to start a company that takes off. It’s thrilling to know your vision is now real, but success brings a lot of new questions.” We will discuss the characters, storyline/plot development and the impact of gaming in today’s environment. Invite your friends, spouses, and book clubs to participate in our first Talking Tech: Book Club edition. To help us plan, please let us know if you will attend.*This book may contain adult themes, language, and drug use.

Free for members or with museum admission but please let us know that you’re interested with an RSVP via this link.

Talking Tech at CMoA – Rick Spears – Bringing Up ‘Saur’ Subjects: Pixels and Paleontology
May 18 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Talking Tech at CMoA - Rick Spears - Bringing Up 'Saur' Subjects: Pixels and Paleontology

Talking Tech at CMoA is a presenter series for all ages. From 15 to 105, you will enjoy a wide array of topics in Tech happening today from industry insiders.

As a tie-in with the Talking Tech Book Club’s reading of Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton, this month’s Talking Tech speaker is Rick Spears with the Paleontological Association of Georgia.

In the early 1800s, while William Buckland described the first dinosaur specimen, Charles Babbage was dreaming up the first computer. It would be nearly 170 years until dinosaurs and computers merged in the making of “Jurassic Park.” Since then, digital technology has made great strides in the areas of fossil analysis, specimen replication, and paleo imagery.

Talking Tech begins at 3:30 PM on May 18th.  The talk is free for members or with museum admission.

Jun
1
Sat
Punch Card Machine Demo
Jun 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Punch Card Machine Demo

Ever wonder about the history of the punchcard?

The punchcard exhibit starts with a Jacquard Loom, one of the earliest uses of punched cards, which helped to make woven fabric more affordable. Herman Hollerith’s invention of electromechanical processing of cards tabulated data for the 1890 census. The IBM family of punch card machines was used for data processing and record-keeping across many industries and academia. Punched cards were even used for matchmaking at the University of Iowa in 1963!

Come learn more about this history and punch your own souvenir card on an original IBM 029 to take home during the demo.

Saturday, 2 – 4 PM, free with museum membership or admission.

Jun
3
Mon
Summer Camps @ CMoA 2024
Jun 3 – Jun 7 all-day

Summer Camps @ CMoA 2024

We are launching 26 different half-day and full-day camps this year.

Descriptions of each camp and links to registration
are available in each camp’s calendar entry.Camp Registration – Click Here

Early Bird Discounts – end March 15th
Save $75 on full-day camps with code “SAVE75”  or
Save $35 on half-day camps with code “SAVE35”
Membership pays!
CMoA Members! Use code CMOA2024 for a $25 off discount

(Only one discount code can be used per registration)

CMoA is proud to be working again with partners STREM HQ and NFARL for our 2024 summer camps.

2024 Summer Camps: Amateur (Ham Radio) Radio Camp
Jun 3 @ 9:00 am – Jun 7 @ 4:00 pm

Camp Name: Amateur Radio Camp
Camp Week: June 3-7, 2024
Suggested Ages: 9 – 16
Duration: Full Day Camp (M-F) 9AM – 4PM
Cost $600

Skill Level: Beginner, good with science

Pre- requisite: None

Skills acquired:

  • Will have the opportunity to test for their Technician Class Amateur Radio License with the FCC
  • Physics – EM Spectrum, Wave Propagation, Electronics
  • Learn to work with others
  • Speaking to the public

Course Description:

Learn a skillset used by Pilots, Military Personnel, Emergency Responders, and STEM enthusiasts!

In this fun, full-day, week long camp, you will learn about the science behind radio transmissions, the Electromagnetic Spectrum, and waves.  Learn how to use this technology to talk to people all over the world and even out of this world on the International Space Station!

When cell phones, regular phones, the internet and other systems are down or overloaded, Amateur Radio still gets the message through.  Radio amateurs, often called “hams,” enjoy radio technology as a hobby. But it’s also a service –a vital service that has saved lives when regular communication systems failed.  Ham Radio is the ability to communicate — across the street, around the world, or even with people and satellites in space!  Even when the power’s out, and the land lines and cell phones don’t work, with a battery, a radio, and a wire, ham radio is there.

Ham Radio lets us enjoy life-long friends, and a hands-on technical education.  It provides the resources and encouragement to experiment with new things and to design and build on the latest communications technologies.

TO REGISTER for this camp, please use: CMoA Amateur Radio Camp Registration Form

CMoA is proud to be working with partner NFARL again this year for this camp.

 

2024 Summer Camps: Minecraft Chemistry Labs
Jun 3 @ 9:00 am – Jun 7 @ 12:00 pm

Camp Name: Minecraft Chemistry Labs
Camp Week: June 3-7, 2024
Suggested Ages: 8 – 12
Duration: Half Day Camp (M-F) 9AM-12PM
Cost $300 (plus $50 one-time, new camper registration fee)

Skill Level: Beg- Adv

Pre- requisite: None

Skills acquired (Software/ Hardware) :

  • Science
  • Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Minecraft
  • Design

Soft Skills Acquired:

  • Creativity
  • Design sense
  • Visuospatial reasoning

Real Time Application: All Engineering & Chemistry Disciplines

Course Details:

Welcome to Minecraft Labs – the perfect way to educate and engage students in the world of automation!

Students can learn to create and automate their own Minecraft world using Redstone, build structures, and make different compounds.  They can even make pigs fly with helium, or set off underwater TNT!  With this educational program, students will learn the fundamentals of engineering and chemistry, all while having fun in a Minecraft world.

Perfect for lovers of Minecraft, Science & Engineering fields.

**Licensed Software (full version) provided at no charge**

TO REGISTER for this camp, please head to:  STREM HQ Camp Registration 2024

CMoA is proud to be working with partner STREM HQ for our 2024 summer camps.

 

2024 Summer Camps: Fractions with Origami
Jun 3 @ 1:00 pm – Jun 7 @ 4:00 pm

Camp Name: Minecraft Chemistry Labs
Camp Week: June 3-7, 2024
Suggested Ages: 8 – 12
Duration: Half Day Camp (M-F) 9AM-12PM
Cost $300 (plus $50 one-time, new camper registration fee)

Skill Level: Beg- Adv

Pre- requisite: Must be able to work together in a team

Soft Skills acquired:

  • Creativity
  • Problem Solving
  • Storyboarding
  • Math

Real Time Applications : Math Skills – Numbers & Fractions

Course Details:

Get Creative!  Learn the intriguing Japanese art of origami and produce amazing paper sculptures!  Sharpen your fine motor skills with origami challenges while learning about Numbers and Fractions.  Learn to make dragons, frogs, birds, or flowers and even Ninja star sculptures!

TO REGISTER for this camp, please head to:  STREM HQ Camp Registration 2024

CMoA is proud to be working with partner STREM HQ for our 2024 summer camps.

 

Jun
10
Mon
2024 Summer Camps: 3D Engineering Design
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am – Jun 14 @ 12:00 pm

Camp Name: 3D Engineering Design
Camp Week: June 10-14, 2024
Suggested Ages: 8 – 12
Duration: Half Day Camp (M-F) 9AM – 12PM
Cost $300 (plus $50 one-time, new camper registration fee)

Skills acquired:  Creativity, Publishing Skills

Paths:  Next Generation Animators and Designs

Opportunities in Animation Studios like Disney, Pixar, Electronic Arts Game Designing etc.  Students work in Blender making unique 2D models, learn special effects and 3D animation in this fun camp.  Blender is an open source software which has been used to make some fun and published animations.

3D character design is used not only in movies but has a huge demand in the gaming industry as well.

3D Modeling and Animation class allows students to take their imagination to a whole new level. Student use ideas and objects from real world examples and translates them to an ever evolving 3D model. By using design techniques and running simulations they create new wonders. This perfect blend of art and science is a great addition to STEAM movement.

  • Using Storyboards to build advanced design
  • Student learn concepts of Sculpting, Rendering, and Modelling
  • Animation principles as Object are rotated in 3D Space
  • Design 3D Characters
  • Creativity, Confidence, and Project Based Learning

TO REGISTER for this camp, please head to:  STREM HQ Camp Registration 2024

CMoA is proud to be working with partner STREM HQ for our 2024 summer camps.

 

2024 Summer Camps: Robotics – Code, Build, Challenge!
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Camp Name: Robotics – Code, Build, Challenge!
Camp Week: June 10-14, 2024
Suggested Ages: 8 – 12
Duration: Half Day Camp (M-F) 9AM-12PM
Cost $300 (plus $50 one-time, new camper registration fee)

Skill Level: Beg- Int

Pre- requisite: Ability to work as a team

(Suggested ages 8-12)

Skills acquired (Hardware/ Software) :

  • Programming logic
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Building

Soft Skills Acquired:

  • Creativity
  • Problem Solving
  • Teamwork

Real Time Applications: Engineering Design, Robotic Design and Programming

Course Details:

This Robotics camp targets the beginner.  No prior robotics or programming knowledge is required.

Campers work on Mindstorm EV3 robots and learn to build and code the robot.  Campers will be able to build and program robots to engage in various challenges such as robot obstacle courses, mazes, and more fun and exciting matches.

Your camper will learn principles of building and programming to be successful in their missions while learning how to work with motors and sensors with precision and control.

***All materials provided at no additional cost***

TO REGISTER for this camp, please head to:  STREM HQ Camp Registration 2024

CMoA is proud to be working with partner STREM HQ for our 2024 summer camps.

 

2024 Summer Camps: Animation Nation
Jun 10 @ 1:00 pm – Jun 14 @ 4:00 pm

Camp Name: Animation Nation
Camp Week: June 10-14, 2024
Suggested Ages: 8 – 12
Duration: Half Day Camp (M-F) 1PM – 4PM
Cost $300 (plus $50 one-time, new camper registration fee)

Skill Level: Beg- Adv

Pre- requisite: None

Skills acquired (Hardware/ Software) : 

  • Design
  • Animation
  • Storyboarding
  • Cartooning

Soft Skills Acquired:

  • Creativity
  • Brainstorming

Real Time Applications: Multimedia design, Animation, Cartoons

Course Details:

You have seen Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Speed Runner, Pink Panther and more.  Now its your turn to learn how to make your own Cartoons.  Learn two unique animation software programs to create different kinds of 2D animations.

In this class students discover cartooning & animation basics taking their imagination to a whole new level.  Create fun cartoons, animations and stories and learn to publish them as well!  Learn what goes on in the world of Disney and Cartoon Network.  It is fun filled class and interactive class introducing concepts on Animation.

***All materials provided at no additional cost***

TO REGISTER for this camp, please head to:  STREM HQ Camp Registration 2024

CMoA is proud to be working with partner STREM HQ for our 2024 summer camps.

 

2024 Summer Camps: Python Game Design
Jun 10 @ 1:00 pm – Jun 14 @ 4:00 pm

Camp Name: Python Game Design
Camp Week: June 10-14, 2024
Suggested Ages: 11 – 14
Duration: Half Day Camp (M-F) 1PM – 4PM
Cost $300 (plus $50 one-time, new camper registration fee)

Skill Level: Int- Adv

Pre- requisite: NONE

Suggested ages – 11-16 yo

Skills acquired (Hardware/ Software):

  • Coding in Python
  • Programming logic
  • Indentations
  • Methods
  • Expressions
  • Control Flow

Soft Skills Acquired:

  • Product design
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Creativity
  • Logical Mindset

Real Time Application: Software Engineering, Software Design, Game Design

Course Description:

Python is a widely used, powerful programming language that is used by professionals and hobbyists alike.  With Python you can create a multiplayer live coding strategy game where you can defeat trolls, ogres and other enemies. With Python, you can create games that are both enjoyable and educational, making it a great choice!

This camp is both challenging and fun, providing a great way to learn the fundamentals of Python programming.

**Software and Laptops provided at no charge**

TO REGISTER for this camp, please head to:  STREM HQ Camp Registration 2024

CMoA is proud to be working with partner STREM HQ for our 2024 summer camps.

 

Jun
14
Fri
Museum After-Hours: Sci-Fi Summer Night
Jun 14 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Embark on an out-of-this-world evening at the first Museum After-Hours event of the year on Friday, June 14th, from 5:30 to 9:00 PM at Computer Museum of America (CMoA). Celebrate the fun and imagination of all things science fiction by dressing as your favorite Sci-Fi character and exploring artifacts that once seemed like fiction through a scavenger hunt.

Tickets include full museum access, light bites, and live music from The Human DJ. We are excited to share an exclusive peek at a life-size Borg drone mannequin prop used in Star Trek: First Contact (Paramount Pictures, 1996). Also on display for this event only, is another prop from Star Trek; a six-foot piece of the Bridge, “Engage Number One!”

👽 Costumes are encouraged! Embrace your inner space explorer or alien adventurer by donning your favorite sci-fi attire. Whether you’re a time-traveling hero, a steampunk scientist, or a cosmic villain, you’ll be welcomed at CMoA’s Sci-Fi Summer Night.

Museum After-Hours events are 21+ only. A credit card bar will be serving a selection of beer, wine, canned cocktails, and non-alcoholic options.

Thank you to our friends at LGE Community Credit Union for sponsoring this event.

This 21+ event features live music, a cash bar, lite ‘bytes’, and full access to CMoA’s exhibits including Chips: Powering the World.

Purchase Tickets
for this fun evening.

CMoA members may attend this event at no cost.
Individual members may reserve one ticket
Dual, Individual plus one, or
Family members may reserve two tickets
S
upporting members may reserve four tickets

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@computermuseumofamerica.org.

Jun
17
Mon
2024 Summer Camps: JavaScript Game Design
Jun 17 @ 9:00 am – Jun 21 @ 12:00 pm

Camp Name: JavaScript Game Design
Camp Week: June 17-21, 2024
Suggested Ages: 11-14
Duration: Half Day Camp (M-F) 9AM – 12PM
Cost $300 (plus $50 one-time, new camper registration fee)

Skill Level: Int- Adv

Pre- requisite: NONE

Suggested ages – 10+ yo

Skills acquired (Hardware/ Software):

  • Coding in JavaScript
  • Programming logic
  • Conditionals
  • Loops
  • Booleans
  • Variables

Soft Skills Acquired:

  • Product design
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Creativity
  • Logical Mindset

Real Time Application: Software Engineering, Software Design, Game Design

Course Description:

JavaScript is the programming language of the web. It controls everything that happens on a website, like pop-ups, animations, warnings, and autocomplete search boxes.

Are you ready to dive into JavaScript?

You will learn how to add JavaScript code to a website and work on several projects including a calculator, multiple-choice quiz program, and 2D game. This camp is a great start to web development, game design, and app design with JavaScript.

Learn to code with JavaScript in a simple and fun way , see your child create magic with 2D games!

TO REGISTER for this camp, please head to:  STREM HQ Camp Registration 2024

CMoA is proud to be working with partner STREM HQ for our 2024 summer camps.

 

2024 Summer Camps: Sumo Robot Battles
Jun 17 @ 9:00 am – Jun 21 @ 12:00 pm

Camp Name: Sumo Battles – Mighty Bots!
Camp Week: June 17-21, 2024
Suggested Ages: 8 – 12
Duration: Half Day Camp (M-F) 9AM-12PM
Cost $300 (plus $50 one-time, new camper registration fee)

Skill Level: Beg – Int

Pre-requisite: Ability to work as a team

Skills acquired (Hardware/ Software) :

  • Programming logic
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Building

Soft Skills Acquired:

  • Creativity
  • Problem Solving
  • Teamwork

Real Time Applications: Engineering Design, Robotic Design and Programming

Course Details:

Sumo Battles – Robot Battle Arena is the perfect way to get your students excited about robotics and engineering!  With no prior experience needed, students of all levels can join in on the fun and excitement of robot combat.

Get ready for a truly out of this world experience with Sumo Battle Mighty Bots!

***All materials included at no cost.***

TO REGISTER for this camp, please head to:  STREM HQ Camp Registration 2024

CMoA is proud to be working with partner STREM HQ for our 2024 summer camps.

 

2024 Summer Camps: Junior Adventures with AI
Jun 17 @ 12:00 pm – Jun 21 @ 4:00 pm

Camp Name: Junior Adventures with AI
Camp Week: June 17-21, 2024
Suggested Ages: 8 – 12
Duration: Half Day Camp (M-F) 1PM – 4PM
Cost $300 (plus $50 one-time, new camper registration fee)

Skills acquired (Hardware/ Software):

  • Coding
  • Data Modelling

Soft Skills acquired: 

  • Creativity
  • Problem Solving
  • Storyboarding
  • Logic
  • Reasoning and distribution

Paths: Innovators, Data Science, Artificial Intelligence and neural network scientists.

Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) is the ability for computers to do things that are considered characteristic of intelligence: language processing, pictorial interpretations, pattern detection and more!  Recently, with the advancement of computing power and ability to process high volumes of data, computers have been able to generate more accurate models that predict responses.

Our kids are growing up in an environment full of A.I. driven devices and it is becoming increasingly important for them to understand and learn to use this technology around them.

With easy to use A.I. powered programs your child will learn –

  • What is Artificial intelligence
  • Fundamentals of Machine learning
  • Creating code to detect patterns
  • Design and code games and teach the computer how to play it.
  • Discover how to create an intelligent machine!
  • Generating data sets
  • Debugging
  • An understanding of futuristic machines such as Humanoid Androids, Robot Swarms, Nano Bots and more!

No prior experience required.

***All materials provided at no additional cost***

TO REGISTER for this camp, please head to:  STREM HQ Camp Registration 2024

CMoA is proud to be working with partner STREM HQ for our 2024 summer camps.

 

2024 Summer Camps: Robots & Sensors – Code, Build, Compete!
Jun 17 @ 1:00 pm – Jun 21 @ 4:00 pm

Camp Name: Robots & Sensors – Code, Build, Compete!
Camp Week: June 17 – 21, 2024
Suggested Ages: 11 – 14
Duration: Half Day Camp (M-F) 1PM – 4PM
Cost $300 (plus $50 one-time, new camper registration fee)

Skill Level: Beg

Pre- requisite: Ability to work as a team

Skills acquired (Hardware/ Software) :

  • Programming Logic
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Building

Soft Skills Acquired:

  • Creativity
  • Problem Solving
  • Teamwork

Real Time Applications: Engineering Design, Robotic Design, and Programming

Course Details:

Students will be able to build and program robots to engage in various projects to learn about motors, sensors, and programming with the Mission to Space robotics challenge.  Students will learn principals of building and programming to be successful in their missions.

Throughout the course students will engage in building robots and programming them as well.  Students will be challenged on their building skills and compete with other students to test their robots ability to perform various tasks.

This is a very hands on Project-Based camp that engages the student’s mind in a fun and interactive way.

**Software and Laptops provided at no charge**

TO REGISTER for this camp, please head to:  STREM HQ Camp Registration 2024

CMoA is proud to be working with partner STREM HQ for our 2024 summer camps.

 

Location

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Location
5000 Commerce Pkwy
Roswell, GA 30076
(Next to Aurora Cineplex and Fringe Miniature Golf)


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